Category: Europe

The West’s Freedom Problem and the Roots of Islamic Militancy (by Mbaye Lo)

The West’s Freedom Problem and the Roots of Islamic Militancy (by Mbaye Lo)

[ 0 ] February 9, 2016 |

Mbaye Bashir Lo teaches at Duke University in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and is core faculty with the Duke Islamic Studies Center. This article highlights key elements in his current book project entitled “Justice versus Freedom: the Problem with Militant Islam.” He is currently a visiting scholar at l’Institut d’études de l’Islam […]

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Peter O’Brien on ‘The Muslim Question in Europe’ (Book Q & A)

Peter O’Brien on ‘The Muslim Question in Europe’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] February 8, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 8, 2016:  Are Muslims embraced as part of the mosaic of Europe?  Or, are they considered and treated as outsiders, foreigners, and invaders?  Political Scientist Peter O’Brien deconstructs this issue in his new book, The Muslim […]

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Muslim Leaders Convene Conference on Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Communities

Muslim Leaders Convene Conference on Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Communities

[ 0 ] January 25, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 25, 2016:  Muslim leaders from throughout the world kicked off a three-day conference today (1/25-1/27) on protecting non-Muslims called “The Rights of Religious Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Communities: Legal Framework and a Call to Action.” Hosted by King Muhammad VI of Morocco, the meeting is thought to […]

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Duke to Host Conference on Arab Refugee Crisis (1/28-1/29)

Duke to Host Conference on Arab Refugee Crisis (1/28-1/29)

[ 0 ] January 25, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 25, 2016:  DURHAM, N.C. — Local and visiting scholars and students, activists, journalists, artists and local refugees will come together for a public conference at Duke University Jan. 28-29 to address the urgency of the Syrian, Iraqi and Sudanese refugee crises. This interactive conference — “The Arab […]

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WATCH: Student Documents Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

[ 0 ] January 22, 2016 |

via SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY on JANUARY 19, 2016:  Andrea Patiño Contreras has been exploring the Mediterranean refugee crisis and its impact on a small Italian town. Contreras graduated from Duke in 2012 with a degree in cultural anthropology and a certificate in media policy and journalism. She was one of the winners of […]

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Freedom of Choice: What We Can Learn from Recent Refugee Flows to Liberal Countries

Freedom of Choice: What We Can Learn from Recent Refugee Flows to Liberal Countries

[ 0 ] January 13, 2016 |

by GALYM ZHUSSIPBEK for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 13, 2016: There is a never ending discussion between liberal and conservative minded people over freedom of choice — whether it furthers the development of our capabilities or leads us to depravity. A majority of religiously conservative people a priori assume that freedom of choice, a core liberal […]

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Chaos and Violence: How New Year’s Eve in Cologne Has Changed Germany

[ 0 ] January 11, 2016 |

New Year’s Eve in Cologne rapidly descended into a chaotic free-for-all involving sexual assault and theft, most of it apparently committed by foreigners. It has launched a bitter debate over immigration and refugees in Germany — one that could change the country. by SPIEGEL STAFF on JANUARY 8, 2016:  A lot happened on New Year’s […]

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WATCH: The European Refugee Crisis & Human Trafficking

[ 0 ] January 8, 2016 |

via DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW on DECEMBER 1, 2016: Klara Skrivankova, head of the Europe Programme and Advocacy Coordinator at Anti-Slavery International, discusses “Trafficking and the European Refugee/Migration Crisis.” This event focused on the risks of trafficking in connection with the ongoing European refugee/migration crisis. The event coincided with the International Day for the Abolition […]

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Religion News in 2015: Terror, Fear and Forgiveness (by Jeremy Socolovsky, RNS)

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

by JEREMY SOCOLOVSKY for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on DECEMBER 28, 2015:  (RNS) “I forgive you.” These may have been three of the most powerful words uttered in the name of religion this year. They came out of the mouth of Nadine Collier, addressed to the white supremacist accused of fatally shooting her mother and eight […]

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Views on the Old Continent: Darkness in the City of Lights

Views on the Old Continent: Darkness in the City of Lights

[ 0 ] December 27, 2015 |

by LILY EMAMIAN for EUROPE & ME:  On the evening of Friday, 13 November 2015, I was traveling home from Gare du Nord in the midst of Paris’ electric Friday night pulse. Wrapped up in a meditation of the day, of my courses, of travel to Brussels the next morning, I felt a jolt when […]

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